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How many degrees are between the hands when it's 3:15?

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KA on Jan 22, 2015
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It's easy to think that it's zero, but it's not. The minute hand is flush on the "3" at one quarter past the hour, but a quarter past means that the hour hand is one quarter of the way to 4. Therefore, it is 1/48 (48 15 minute segments on the face of a standard 12 hour clock)*360 degrees. Fun question.

KSM on Apr 14, 2015

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